Friday, March 2, 2012

Fiction Author Marie Rutkoski to Read, Discuss Young-Adult Genre at Lit House March 9

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Marie Rutkoski, author of historical fantasy and young-adult fiction, will visit Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House, 407 Washington Avenue, on Friday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m. In addition to reading a selection from her series The Kronos Chronicles, Rutkoski will share her insights into the world of children’s literature and talk about how she came to write for young-adult readers.
Rutkoski’s debut novel, The Cabinet of Wonders (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008), was named an Indie Next Kids’ List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year. Her subsequent books The Celestial Globe (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010) and The Jewel of the Kalderash (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011) round out her Chronicles series.
The author studied at the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, taking the prestigious Writers’ Workshop classes, and received her Ph.D. from Harvard. She is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance drama, children’s literature, and creative writing. Rutkoski has received two Derek Bok Awards for Distinction in Teaching (2003 and 2006).

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